1st Electric Street Car Line, the Highland Railway
On Tuesday April 21, 2015 from 12-1 pm at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana, Kelly Carnighan, Silver Hills Historical Society, will present the program “New Albany’s First Electric Street Car Line, the Highland Railway”, as part of the Carnegie Center’s Lunch and Learn series. The New Albany Highland Railway electric street car line was founded in 1890.
The Highland Railway was the first electric line to begin operation in New Albany in 1891, serving the community of Silver Hills exclusively until 1905. A line from the New Albany Ledger on August 27, 1890, reads, “A gentleman who has traveled over much of the world, after walking over the route of the Highland road, said, ‘It is an inspiration. Nothing can excel it for beauty and grandeur.’”
Participants can bring a lunch, drinks are provided. This program is free, but registration is required (please call 812-944-7336 or email email@example.com). The monthly Lunch and Learn programs are sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.
43rd Annual Secondary Schools Art Show & Competition
The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana is proud to announce the opening of the 43rd annual New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show and Competition. The exhibit includes work from grades 5-12 and will be on display April 11-25, 2015. All grades will exhibit their art work at the Carnegie Center during regular museum hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:30 pm).
There will be a reception and an awards presentation for all the wonderful young artists in the exhibit and those who support and encourage them on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The reception will be from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Carnegie Center for the public to view the work before the awards ceremony, which will begin at 6:30 pm in the New Albany High School auditorium at 1020 Vincennes Street. Please enter the high school at door #2 for the awards presentations. These events are free and the public is invited to attend. The Carnegie Center will remain open until 6:00 pm for those who would like view the artwork, prior to the awards ceremony. There will also be a senior showcase of art in the lobby at New Albany High School from 6:00 pm to 6:25 pm, prior to the awards ceremony.
Shakespeare in the Park - April 24th 6:00pm:
Visit Bicentennial Park in Downtown New Albany for the 2nd annual Shakespeare in the Parks Tour! This 90-minute Macbeth production is directed by Matt Wallace and features a 7-actor cast. This is a free family friendly event.
Kentucky Shakespeare, designated the Official Shakespeare Company of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a non-profit, professional theatre company founded in 1949 as the Carriage House Players and incorporated in 1963. Kentucky Shakespeare's first full season of free Shakespeare in Central Park was in the summer of 1961.
Scribner Gardens Beautification Project - April 25th 8am
Keep New Albany Clean and Green invites you to participate in the Scribner Gardens Beautification Project. Volunteers needed for weeding, mulching, flower planting, fence painting from 8am to noon on April 25th. The Scribner Gardens are located across from the YMCA in Downtown New Albany
Take the opportunity to get outdoors to spruce up the gardens and celebrate Earth Day this week. Organize your club members, scout troops, friends, and family and help beautify our community. Let us know if you can help! Call 812-548-6676. Be sure to bring your own gardening gear.
Essential Oils Class at Seeds and Greens - April 25th 10am
Visit Seeds and Greens for a FREE Essential Oil Class with Ruth Ann Watson of Birkat Adonai Farm. Learn about the essential oils and how they are used as well as the properties of essential oils and why they are therapeutic. Stay after and make a roller ball essential oil for $8.
Seeds and Greens is an independently owned local market and deli selling high-quality organic, natural, and minimally processed foods, as well as healthful home products, and nutritional supplements. The deli serves healthy and wholesome prepared foods to enjoy in the market or to carry out. They are located at 207 West First St. in Downtown New Albany.
Derby Week Kick Off - April 25th 6:00pm
Kick off Derby Week at the Culbertson Mansion. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while learning about how Sam Culbertson, a former president of Churchill Downs, helped shape the race we know today. Guests may also show off their stylish side by entering the Derby Hat Contest. Admission - $15.00
Pictured at left - Sam Culbertson with jockey Johnny Longden, who rode Count Fleet to a Triple Crown victory in the 1943 Kentucky Derby.
NA-FC Historical Markers, 54 and Counting - April 28th
The Floyd County Historical Society will have their April meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. The program entitled : "New Albany/Floyd County Historical Markers, 54 and counting . . ." will be presented by Dave Barksdale. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Congratulations to Aladdin's Café on their Expansion
Aladdin’s Café opened in November of 2013 and is owned by Mike Sajaja and his family. The Sajaja family immigrated to the United States from Jordan several decades ago. Mike’s wife, Zein had experience working with several caterers through the years , but they always wanted to start their own restaurant. After months of research and planning they opened Aladdin’s Café in Downtown New Albany.
Aladdin’s Café serves Mediterranean favorites including handmade falafel, hummus, and traditional favorites include Gyros, Chicken Shawarma and Baba Ghanoush. The following for their food encouraged Mike to increase his menu and recently double the size of his restaurant to accommodate the growing clientele.